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of that was on display today at the white house. where president obama and german chancellor angela merkel endeavored to present a united front, punishment if russia does not disengage. >> if it continues to destabilize, eastern ukraine and disrupt this month's presidential election we will move quickly on additional steps. including further sanctions that will impose greater cost but that's a choice facing the russian leadership. gwen: some of the fallout is affecting how americans view their second term president. in the latest "wall street journal"/nbc news poll, nearly half of those surveyed say that the u.s. should be less active in world affairs. and approval of the president's handling of foreign policy has dropped to its lowest point ever. so what did the white house do this week to speak to that? alexis? >> so the president and the administration started the week by talking about another round of tough sanctions. most of the sanctions that started the week that the administration announced were aimed at the circle right around vladimir putin. president putin of russia. it was aimed at about
for the last three months has averaged 238,000. with the conversation with german chancellor angela merkel, he said there is more to be done. >> all told, our business has now created 9.2 million jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and the determination of the american people, they are moving forward. but we have to keep a focus on the jobs and create opportunities for working families. april employment gains were broad-based. the private sector generated 273,000 jobs including 75,000 in professional and business services, which traditionally are among the better paying jobs, among the small business success stories, trump club, a chicago-based men's clothing service. the four-year-old start-up had the best in 2014. the top growth. >> when you sign up, you get matched with the stylists in one of our offeice, they take care f you that way, upgrading your wardrobe. >> the total work force now tops 400, including expanding to dallas and washington, d.c. among the new hires, ebu, since graduating from college last year he has held several part-time jobs while interviewing const
telling merkel in no uncertain terms, we want no sanctions whatsoever. then you've got caterpillar in the united states that just lost a $1 billion deal that seamans picked up by going to moscow, meeting with putin and said, hey, we're dealing. so you can't keep the europeans on board. the last order of sanctions the americans just put on this week after we said there have been consequences and they have been basically ripping up the gee neva agreement -- geneva agreement they made on ukraine, there is going to be consequence queens so tough that the russians market go up on them. us saying we'll isolate the russians, not a single brick, not brazil, india or china, that is listening one iota to our policy. the chinese just announced 5 billion more, the chinese development bank in developments in china. we can't isolate the russians. we can push them toward china. it's not in our interest. right now our coalition on ukraine is canada because they have a large ukrainian population and elections coming up and japan because they're japan. i like canada and japan, they're great countrie
against pro- russian separatists as president obama and german chancellor merkel vowed further action against moscow if it continued to escalate the crisis. plus, a three-part look at africa: outrage in nigeria over the abduction of more than 200 girls from their school, a look at efforts to halt widespread killing in south sudan and we travel to senegal where young boys pursuing an education are forced by their teachers to beg on the street. >> they sleep on cement or dirt floors, dozens to a room. and for boys who don't make their daily quote, the punishment can be brutal. >> woodruff: and it's friday. mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... friends of the newshour. >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the government of ukraine la
at the white house. president obama met with german chancellor angela merkel. the russian leadership must know if it continues to destabilize in the eastern ukraine, disrupting this month's president elections, we will move quickly on additional steps including further sanctions. for reaction from moscow, i spoke with daniel sanford a short time ago about what impact the existing sanctions were having so far. >> i think at the moment, they are causing a great deal of nervousness in the financial markets. they are causing a continual slide in the value of the ruble, which means imports into russia which are important to people's standard of living will start going up. people will start feeling an impact in their pockets. at the moment, the sanctions that have targeted president putin's inner circle are not at this stage affecting ordinary people very much. only one of the banks was targeted by the sections. that affected the payment system a bit, and there was a bit of a readjustment. i think the key thing would be if further sectoral sanctions were brought in. in that case, the russian economy
>> woodruff: russian president vladimir putin today told german chancellor angela merkel that ukraine must remove its military from the country's southeastern region to resolve the showdown with pro-russian militants. this comes after the acting ukrainian president said his government's security forces had lost control of the area. james mates of independent television news reports from donetsk. >> reporter: they must have guessed what was coming. in a rare show of resistance, well-equipped, but clearly nervous, riot police decide to take a stand as a pro-russia may day march approaches. and in moments, it starts. sheer weight of numbers, driving the police back. first, they release some tear gas, but much too close to their own lines to be effective. then come stun grenades, thrown repeatedly into the crowd. it drove them back all right, but incited even greater fury. the police position was becoming completely untenable. they were forced back inside the building. this is the last official building, the last government office in donetsk that was still showing any loyalty to kiev. it is pa
back into another one by a new financial crisis with russia. >> chancellor merkel will be at the white house on friday. last time she was in the states, there was a state dinner in her honor. now she's coming after it was revealed the nsa has been wiretapping her phone. what's the conversation going to be like? dha what's going to be the first thing on the agenda and what's going to be the second thing on the agenda? >> if it's merkel, she definitely wants to get the nsa thing behind them and she'll press on that a lot. but this big transatlantic trade agreement is stalling right now in the congress and the eu. she's certainly going to want to push on that. obama wants to get some sense from her on how far russia will go on russian policies and sanctions. he knows without germany being closely aligned with the american position, the u.s. will be isolated and the policy will be pretty ineffective. >> merkel has a relationship with putin and obama. how does her relations with each man affect their relationship with each other? >> that's a good point. it seems to me has a very bad relatio
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